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Wonder Jet


Published 1950


Behind the jet engine of today lies a story of British pioneering. The development of the jet propulsion gas-turbine. jet engine. Air Commodore Sir Frank Whittle. Power Jet W.1.


Run time 19 Minutes 14 Seconds
Production Company Crown Film Unit
Sponsor Central Office of Information for Ministry of Supply
Audio/Visual sound, color
Language English

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Public Information Films

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Reviewer: Spuzz - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 20, 2008
Subject: THE GAS TURBINE IS NOW BRITAIN'S ROSPERITY
Fun little film, told newsreel style, about the advent of the jet engine. Curious images abound, especially in the beginning, but I guess it does it's job, because it certainly kept my interest.
Reviewer: SirJekyllAppliance - favoritefavoritefavorite - October 31, 2007
Subject: A Coventry Hero!
Odd that they concentrate on Leicestershire and show a Coventry (three spires) skyline, without mentioning his Coventrian roots. As a son of Coventry I'm a trifle piqued. Ho-Hum, said Pooh. Check this out http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Whittle#In_Whittle.27s_birthplace.2C_Coventry.2C_England.2C_UK

I believe there's a plaque in his honour on Hearsal common.

2007 snogs
Reviewer: R. Freedman - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 24, 2006
Subject: For the engineer
Never mind the acting, or the fox hunters.It is a good primer for those who know nothing about jet engines. And, an interesting film for an engineer like myself who knows jet engines.
Reviewer: movieman - favoritefavoritefavorite - November 27, 2005
Subject: Weird or wonder?
Fairly interesting, if a bit pedestrian and badly acted, but also rather bizarre at times (e.g. contrasting the people developing the jet engine with the local gentry out fox-hunting). To be honest, it's probably more interesting for what it shows of British life in the 50s than the development of the jet engine!
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